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Special Wedding Gowns For a Special Woman

November 20, 2014
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For your wedding to be a success, meticulous planning and preparation is very much needed. Not only that, it can be very expensive. That is why it is essential to have a budget and as much as possible, never go beyond that. There are a lot of things to consider and the wedding gown and that of the entourage can really be pricey. But there are choices and one of them is to shop at online stores. Not only are items more affordable, you do not get to see them just anywhere. Weddingshe.com has an extensive selection of cheap but pretty wedding dresses that look more expensive than they really are. You can browse all styles, silhouettes, color, length, neckline etc. at http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Wedding-Dresses-list1-10075/.

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With customers from over 230 countries all over the world, Weddingshe.com is truly your reliable online purchasing channel. Not only do they sell wedding dresses, wedding party dresses, wedding accessories, and special occasion dresses, they also have wedding shoes for bride. You will be amazed at how pretty the shoes from Weddingshe designed for a girl to wear on her big day are. Another great thing about this store is that clients can also purchase gowns that are custom made especially for them.

Diamonds for Her (or Just for You)

November 19, 2014
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Diamonds make a great gift at this time of year. They express feelings that there are no real words for, so finding the right ring is important. This can be done based on several different categories including:

  • Shape
  • Carat
  • Style

It is important to understand all three of these categories before making a decision about a ring, so make sure you get some education on diamonds.

Shape

The shape of the diamond has a lot to do with the personality of the person who will wear it. There are a few basic shapes for diamonds:

  • Round/pillow. This is a very simple and classic round stone. With round, the only way to get unique is with a good setting around the stone.
  • Princess. This stone is also very classic, with a square shape and particular cut.
  • Heart. There aren’t a lot of ways to cut this shape, but there doesn’t have to be. A heart can say a lot about a relationship in stunning ways, but it may not be the best fit if you’re shopping for yourself.
  • Pear. This is also a teardrop shape. The uniqueness of the shape offers a wide variety of brilliant and beautiful settings.
  • Marquise. The oblong shape, like the pear, offers a variety of unique settings.
  • Emerald. This rectangular stone can be put into a number of settings. Generally they are best if you’re willing to splurge a little on a larger stone and small diamond settings around it.

Shape is different than cut in a very subtle way. Cut determines not just the shape of the diamond, but the way the diamond is cut all around in order to get the best brilliance.

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Carat

Most savvy shoppers know that the carat is the size of the diamond. Some forsake color and clarity for carat, preferring a larger stone. Before making the decision on getting a big stone, remember that the brilliance of the diamond has little to do with the size.

Diamonds that have good clarity (less flawed) typically have better color as well. The larger the diamond gets, the harder it is to get flawless color and clarity. Basically, a smaller diamond may have a more brilliant shine. Also, larger diamonds are harder to come by, so the cost increases significantly as the size does.

If you’re shopping for a bride, don’t choose a larger, rough diamond for her finger. Consider tips from Forbes on choosing the right size diamond.

Style

While the shape and the carat of the ring are important, the style of the setting is where personal flare comes into play, whether for yourself or someone else. When shopping for diamonds, keep these styles in mind:

  • Solitaire. This is the classic diamond on a simple band. There are no designs or stones to set it off. All of the focus is on the centerpiece of the ring: the diamond.
  • 3-Diamond: As the name implies, this ring has three diamonds on a simple band. Typically it is one larger stone with two smaller ones on either side.
  • Accent: There are a variety of different settings for this style. Typically the one large stone is the centerpiece, with diamond chips along the band to accent the color.
  • Halo: Again, there are a variety of different settings for this style. The difference between halo and accent is that the diamond chips are also set in a ring around the main diamond, as well as the band.

Keep all of these in mind, and you can find the right diamond to fit your style.

Victorinox Watch: A Memorable Gift This Christmas

November 17, 2014
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Christmas is fast approaching and the dilemma of giving memorable and useful presents to our loved ones is again upon us. If you are a stylish man, you will definitely give equally stylish and beautiful gifts. A Victorinox Swiss Army watch would definitely be a welcome addition to any watch collection and would be a nice companion for life. Known worldwide for being the original Swiss Army knife maker, Victorinox has diversified its product range to include watches, clothing, luggages, and fragrances.

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This globally famous brand has a new collection of watches that even the most meticulous of clients would want. The I.N.O.X. carries the highest quality standards for ultimate functionality and has a versatile design that is so strong it defies the imagination. It is designed to withstand unusual stress and has passed a ruthless battery of 130 strength tests. Among its features are reinforced stainless steel case; scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti reflection treatment; removable black silicone and nylon bumper; black dial, black rubber strap; khaki green dial and rubber strap; navy blue dial and rubber strap; and date window at 4:30.

The Night Vision Black Ice has six useful lighting functions operated using a push button located between 8 and 9 o’clock on the case. Choose between two new bracelets, Black Ice PVD steel and black leather strap. The Night Vision is both functional and elegant. Another must-have is the Chrono Classic 1/100th, a modern, innovative, ingenious and easy to use ‘three-step’ watch that is accurate to the hundredth of a second. Among its features are 41 mm brush polished stainless steel case, scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti reflective coating, water resistant to 100 meters, dark grey dial and bezel with Black Ice PVD coating, black leather strap or stainless steel bracelet, special Swiss Army Officer’s Knife guilloche above counters, and Swiss made FM13D quartz movement.

I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

Making Videos From Your PowerPoint Presentations Made Easier

November 17, 2014
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Presenting by showing a video is very much persuasive and elegant compared to just a slideshow. Now, the process becomes convenient too as you can load the videos into your USB and play them on any media player.

You can even save the files into your mobile device to revise on the way. The movavi software has formats that are supported by a long list of gadgets that can both be played and displayed on those devices. You can transfer your presentations to your iPhone, iPad, iPhone, Sony PSP or Blackberry. Other mobile devices can also play such videos too so that you can see that PPT on the go.

The software has more embedded functions. You can share the video to your blog, Yahoo! or YouTube. Since most of the video sharing sites do not accept PPT files, you can convert them into MPEG, MP4, 3GP,WMV, MOV,MKV, FLV or AVI to show the whole world your slideshow. You could even record audio tracks and add them to the presentation. All you have to do is turn the Record Sound option on and then choose Microphone. You can add background music too.

The software made by Movavi to tell you how to convert PowerPoint to video has the simplest ever settings that are very user friendly to give you the best results in very little time. Every setting can be customized as per your requirement.

The steps on how to convert:

  • Download the program and open the download.exe file given. The Installation Wizard will give you rest of the instructions.
  • Click on browse to choose the PPT file that you want to convert. Make sure you change the destination file name before you convert so that the output video is saved to the said location.
  • Choose the resolution you want for your file. Select the mode too as well as the speed of slide transition. All this can be done in the Advance Slides menu given below. You can change the settings manually or let the original timing stay as the PPT file.
  • Using the Movavi software, you can add a soundtrack to the video you made. For this, go to the Audio Settings and choose the audio source you wish to use. When you choose the speakers of your computer, it will capture the sounds that play on your computer when you record the PowerPoint video. When you use microphone, you can add your own voice to the video giving a commentary effect to the Presentation.
  • Choose the video format you prefer from the Converter setting present at the bottom. Click to see the formats supported by mobiles from the More Presets for devices option and from the list you can select the brand of mobile and its model.
  • With all of the above steps done, click on Convert. This will record the PPT as a video.

You can get more ideas about movavi’s software from their official website.

 

Men’s Winter Fashion Must-Haves

November 13, 2014
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Who says women are the only ones who should dress stylishly? Nowadays, men have become fashionistas as well. Almost everywhere you will see men sporting the latest in fashion, from the newest trends in clothing to accessories. Being stylish is a good thing because you will have more confidence when you know that you look great. Your clothes, footwear, accessories etc. need not be expensive or made by famous designers, for as long as you have taste, you will find the right clothes even in a flea market.

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A fashionable guy should be nicely dressed whatever the season is. Winter would be a great time to showcase how much of a fashionista you are. While basics like jeans and wool sweaters are always a worthy option, men have many more choices to include into their fashion repertoire in the winter. For dressy men’s fashion, select materials such as cashmere and wool tweeds. Use multiple layers under a cashmere or tweed sport coat to provide for really cold temperatures. Each layer can be in muted colors or bolder colors. Finish the look by wearing a cashmere scarf.

As for casual winter clothes, you can wear wool sweaters and layer them with cotton turtlenecks or collared cotton shirts and pair them with cotton khakis or jeans. You can likewise put on overcoats like leather bomber jackets or a leather car coat. If you want to look sporty, your winter clothes should be fashionable yet functional. The material should protect you from extreme winter temperatures. A layer of moisture-wicking material between you and your clothes is advisable if you want to do rigorous activities. Choose to wear brightly colored sporty winter clothes.

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Other winter must-haves are scarfs in different designs and colors and functional winter boots that also look good. You can shop for all these stylish winter clothes, accessories, and boots at East Dane. They have it all and so much more.

Gift Ideas at East Dane

November 13, 2014
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Christmas is fast approaching and the problem of giving unforgettable gifts that our family and friends will greatly appreciate is upon us again. Actually, there is really no need to worry since you can always shop online so it is faster, easier, and more convenient. Furthermore, items are more affordable and unique. For sure, shopping for the perfect gift will be done in no time. There are lots of online stores where you can find all that you will ever need, a one-stop-shop of everything cool and nice.

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One of those stores is East Dane, the brother site to Shopbop.com and a division of BOP LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. They have a Gift Guide section divided into the following categories: Accessories, Books, Curiosities, For the Home, Tech, Under $100, Everything, and For Her. Under the Accessories category are items like watches, neckties, cuffs, socks, scarfs, backpacks, sunglasses, wallets, gloves, etc. from brands such as Braun, Begg, Brooks England, Daniel Wellington and many more.

Book lovers will like their assortment of books from autobiographies to self-help books and find some really unique items in the Curiosities section. In the For the Home section are useful items like portable grill, scented candles, clocks, mugs, pillows and a lot more. The Tech section also has interesting items for your techy loved one. The power banks, bluetooth speakers, and laptop cases are some of them. If you are on a budget, you can always go to the Under $100 section and find something that’s nice but affordable. When you click the For Her section, you will be asked to go to Shopbop where you will find all the probable gifts that any type of woman would want. There is a wide selection of bags, jewelry, accessories (sunglasses, scarfs, hat, gloves, phone cases etc.), and lingerie and sleepwear. East Dane’s Gift Section indeed has it all.